Archer & Buchanan Architecture

125 W. Miner Street
West Chester
PA
19382
Phone: 
(610) 692-9112
Fax: 
610-692-9707
Year Established 
1996
About the Firm 
MISSION Archer & Buchanan Architecture is a full service architectural design firm meeting the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design process, attention to detail and quality construction. Since our inception in 1996, Archer & Buchanan has been recognized for exceptional design of residential projects including new homes, additions, renovations and historic restorations; equestrian facilities; and institutional projects including work for educational, not-for-profit and commercial clients. Our philosophy begins with the belief that buildings will be inhabited for a century or more and should continue to gain character, beauty and value as the years pass. COLLABORATION Whether serving the private homeowner, institution, or organization, Archer & Buchanan believes that a successful project is one that enhances the site and reflects the unique character and desires of our clients. Design is an interactive process requiring the ability to listen, synthesize, and respond to a wide range of demands and requirements. We promote a collaborative process through which we identify our client’s goals, explore the potential of the site and program, and nurture the exchange of ideas. We explore a wide range of design solutions and test a variety of options, encouraging and supporting active client participation to arrive at informed and appropriate decisions. As a result, the completed work is truly a unique architectural expression of our clients. STEWARDSHIP Archer & Buchanan Architecture understands that when clients build, they are making an enormous commitment of time and money to what is expected to be a valuable and productive investment. We believe our prime responsibility is to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. This task includes adherence to budget, respect for time and schedule, and the prudent use of land, labor, natural resources and materials. Our design should enhance its environment and grow in value over time.
Types of Work
Accessibility/ADA Consultants: 
1%
Bank/Financial: 
1%
Educational Facilities: 
14%
Foodservice/Restaurant: 
4%
Historic Preservation/Restoration: 
4%
Hotels/Hospitality: 
2%
Housing (Single Family): 
50%
Housing (Small Projects/Additions): 
8%
Institutional Facilities: 
1%
Interiors: 
4%
Libraries: 
2%
Museum/Galleries: 
1%
Planning: 
1%
Recreational: 
1%
Religious Facilities: 
2%
Sports/Athletic Facilities: 
1%
Theater/Entertainment: 
2%
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
20
Architects (Registered): 
11
Interns/Draftspeople: 
6
Graphic Designers: 
1
Administration: 
2
Projects 
6,200-square-foot private residence, Radnor Township; 17,000-square-foot private residence, West Bradford Township, PA; 2,600 New Horse Barn; Drexel University Student Commons, Philadelphia, PA; Wister Education Center & Greenhouse of the Scott Arboretum; Eight-Unit Luxury Residential Development, Wynnewood, PA; New Stadium, Team Pavilions, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA and Christian Activity Building at Grove City College
Awards 
Pyramid Award 1998, Commonwealth Design Awards 2003, Palladio Award 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014, (2) AIA Small Project Awards 2008, AIA Philadelphia Award for Design Excellence 2012, Delaware County Heritage Award 2008, Radnor Historical Society Preservation Award 2008, Lower Merion Preservation Award 2008, 2010, American School & University Oustanding Design Award 2008, PA Society of American Registered Architects Design Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award 2010, 2013, Real Estate & Construction Review Best New Green Project in the Northeast Region 2010, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award 2010, 2016 Delaware Contractors Association Construction Excellence Award 2010, United States Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification, Brick Industry Association's Brick in Architecture - Bronze Award for Single Familly Home 2011, Marvin Architects Challenge Winner 2013 PA Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Merit 2011, 2012, PA Society of American Registered Architects Outstanding Firm Award 2015, West Chester Preservation Bricks & Mortar Award 2016
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
Peter C. Archer, AIA
Principals: 
Peter C. Archer, AIA; Richard D. Buchanan, AIA, Dan Russoniello, AIA, LEED AP, Michele Thackrah, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associates: 
Chad Peterson
Consultant: 
Peter C. Archer, AIA & Richard D, Buchanan, AIA
Supplier: 
Tracy Carlson
Marketing: 
Gina Dianna
PR: 
Gina Dianna
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